Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, Mud brick construction - connection of wall, belt arch and dome rounding

Habuba Kabira, Mud brick construction – connection of wall, belt arch and dome rounding

Jurn Kabir, wooden door bar lock, seen from the interior side

Jurn Kabir, wooden door bar lock, seen from the interior side

Aleppo countryside, Dome houses

Aleppo countryside, Dome houses

A modern three storeys building in Raqqa

A modern three storeys building in Raqqa

A two-story building in a village in Ghuta

A two-story building in a village in Ghuta

Habuba Kabira, during the construction of cantilever domes, the mortar is pulled up using a bucket

Habuba Kabira, during the construction of cantilever domes, the mortar is pulled up using a bucket

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, how three cantilever domes are connected (two cantilever domes are posed on a relieving arch)

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Habuba Kabira, upper part of a cantilever dome construction

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Kafr Halab village, clay dome houses

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, view into a plastered cantilever dome with openings and decorative layer

Habuba Kabira, plastering of the domes after completion of the shell

Habuba Kabira, plastering of the domes after completion of the shell

Village on western shore of Jabbul-Lake, dome houses with stone inlay on the top

Village on western shore of Jabbul-Lake, dome houses with stone inlay on the top

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Today empty domed houses in an Assyrian village seen from the street side

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Today empty domed houses in an Assyrian village seen from the street side

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, The flattened dome roofs have just received new plastering.

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, The flattened dome roofs have just received new plastering.

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Very well preserved domed rooms of a farmstead in an Assyrian village

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Very well preserved domed rooms of a farmstead in an Assyrian village

Habuba Kabira, construction of cantilever domes

Habuba Kabira, construction of cantilever domes

View towards souteast, rubble in the couryard, after partial collapse of Bayt Ghazala (house), Aleppo, Syria

Fig.07_view at rubble

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan - marble decoration

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan – marble decoration

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan - decoration of marble and faience tiles

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan – decoration of marble and faience tiles

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan - decoration of faience tiles

Bayt Junblat, southern iwan – decoration of faience tiles

Bayt Wakil, fountain of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, fountain of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, iwan

Bayt Wakil, facade of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, facade of the reception hall (qaʿa)

Bayt Wakil, qaʿa, front elevation of the hall's facade

Bayt Wakil, qaʿa, front elevation of the hall’s facade

Bayt Dallal, decorated stone at the iwan stair

Bayt Dallal, decorated stone at the iwan stair

Geodetic grid application example for a courtyard and rooms with rubble, based on a plan of Bayt Ghazala, Aleppo, Syria

Fig.05_geodetic grid over rubble heap

Orthogonal view of wall b in room 27, ground floor, main building (Aleppo, Ghazala house)

Room 27 with code P01.L00.27.00.Wb

Walls b & c, room 07, diagonal view with floor & ceiling

Room 07 with code P01.L00.07.00.Xc-d

Wall d, room 07, orthogonal view

Room 07 with code P01.L00.07.00.Wd